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#76 2021-08-12 16:08:47

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Re: How To - Kernel Compile With Custom Options

Peregrino69 wrote:

So do I understand correctly that you will only get the settings-window after "make menuconfig", and nothing similar is actually even supposed to happen after "make oldconfig"?

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Yep!  Only the main terminal window will be open during "make oldconfig" as it runs through the questions. If the versions are only off by a little, you may not see any changed configuration questions at all, and it will end as such.

"Make menuconfig" is where the settings can be accessed and changed at will.  (There are other options for changing settings as well in the guide).

Running "make oldconfig" while booted into the standard Debian kernel is where you likely ran into problems.  The 5.11.12 kernel has to be installed and running on your system when performing "make oldconfig", to draw from it's settings. You can always change back using grub at boot if you run into problems:)

*Edit - Guide updated to show that no extra window is opened during "make oldconfig"  Thank you for the suggestion!

Last edited by sleekmason (2021-08-12 16:12:45)

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#77 2021-08-12 16:17:02

Peregrino69
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Re: How To - Kernel Compile With Custom Options

sleekmason wrote:

Yep!  Only the main terminal window will be open during "make oldconfig" as it runs through the questions. If the versions are only off by a little, you may not see any changed configuration questions at all, and it will end as such.

Oki, so that's why no questions!

I'll probably be upgrading to a 5-kernel at some point, good to have more clarity on this. Thanks mate smile

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